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AILA Doc. No. 20061060 | Dated June 10, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recognizes Sabrina Damast, of Los Angeles, CA, with the 2020 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award for her outstanding contributions made as a young lawyer in the field of immigration and nationality law.
Sabrina Damast is the founding attorney of Law Office of Sabrina Damast, Inc. Her practice focuses on removal defense, waivers, family-based immigration, humanitarian immigration, appeals, federal litigation, and post-conviction relief. She is the outgoing chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration & Nationality Section; serves on the AILA Amicus Committee and AILA Removal Defense Section Steering Committee; is chair of the Due Process track for the 2020 AILA Virtual Annual Conference; and serves as an EOIR liaison for the AILA Southern California Chapter.
Ms. Damast was honored with the 2018 Public Counsel Immigrants' Rights Project Pro Bono Award and serves as a mentor attorney with VECINA. She has written several posts for AILA’s Think Immigration blog. In her free time, Sabrina volunteers as a Girl Scout leader, and enjoys musical theater, swing dancing, and spending time with her family.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20061060.